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Denver Broncos make Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly Mr. Irrelevant
Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images (PHILADELPHIA) -- The Denver Broncos selected Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly with the final pick in the NFL Draft, No. 253.The player who is picked last in the draft is often dubbed "Mr. Irrelevant."Reports indicate Kelly could have been drafted much higher if not for health and off-field concerns.Kelly had several off-field incidents in college that includes being dismissed from Clemson after one season and getting arrested in December 2014 outside of a Buffalo nightclub.He also tore his ACL and meniscus this past November and suffered another injury while working out for NFL teams. It is unclear...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/29/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUEChi Cubs 7 Boston 4AMERICAN LEAGUEN-Y Yankees 12 Baltimore 4Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 1Chi White Sox 6 Detroit 4, 10 InningsCleveland 4 Seattle 3Oakland 2 Houston 1Texas 6 L.A. Angels 3Minnesota at Kansas City 7:15 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEN-Y Mets 5 Washington 3Atlanta 11 Milwaukee 3Pittsburgh 4 Miami 0Colorado 7 Arizona 6San Diego 12 San Francisco 4L.A. Dodgers 6 Philadelphia 5Cincinnati at St. Louis 2:15 p.m., postponedNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSO Ottawa 6 N-Y Rangers 5Pittsburgh 6 Washington 2WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONSan Antonio 87 Dallas 81Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights...
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Cincinnati Bengals select embattled running back Joe Mixon with the 48th overall pick in the NFL Draft
iStock/Thinkstock (CINCINNATI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 48th overall pick amid major character concerns.Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 college season when surveillance video showed him punching a woman at a deli, breaking four bones in her face. The video was released in December, more than two years after the incident occurred.Mixon recently reached a civil settlement with the victim.The Bengals met with Mixon at the NFL Combine in February and then hosted him in Cincinnati for an individual visit. Head coach...
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Seahawks' Russel Wilson and Ciara welcome first child together, Sienna Princess Wilson
FogStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson and Ciara have welcomed their first child together. The two are now parents to a daughter named Sienna Princess Wilson.The singer, who wed Wilson last July, announced the news on Instagram. Beside a photo of Ciara looking out at the ocean, her caption read: "Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You. Love, Mommy & Daddy."The caption also detailed baby Sienna's birth, noting that she was born Friday at 7:03 p.m., weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces....
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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/28/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUEBoston 5 Chi Cubs 4AMERICAN LEAGUEN-Y Yankees 14 Baltimore 11, 10 InningsTampa Bay 7 Toronto 4Seattle 3 Cleveland 1Chi White Sox 7 Detroit 3L.A. Angels 6 Texas 3Houston 9 Oakland 4Minnesota 6 Kansas City 4NATIONAL LEAGUEN-Y Mets 7 Washington 5Pittsburgh 12 Miami 2Atlanta 10 Milwaukee 8St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 5Colorado 3 Arizona 1L.A. Dodgers 5 Philadelphia 3San Francisco 4 San Diego 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWashington 115 Atlanta 99Boston 105 Chicago 83L.A. Clippers 98 Utah 93NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSt. Louis 3 Nashville 2Edmonton 2 Anaheim 1Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/27/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUESt. Louis 8, Toronto 4, 11 InningsToronto at St. Louis, postponedAMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 2, Detroit 1Cleveland 4, Houston 3N.Y. Yankees 3, Boston 0L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 1NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 3, Miami 2Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5Washington 16, Colorado 5L.A. Dodgers 5, San Francisco 1, 10 InningsArizona 6, San Diego 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSToronto 92, Milwaukee 89San Antonio 103, Memphis 96NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSOttawa 2, N.Y. Rangers 1Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Browns select DE Garrett with first overall pick in NFL draft
Bob Levey/iStock/Thinkstock (PHILADELPHIA) – The Cleveland Browns selected former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the first pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night in Philadelphia.Garrett finished his college career with 31 sacks and 141 tackles. 8.5 of those sacks came in his final season, where he was bothered by an ankle injury.Cleveland has not had a player record 10-plus sacks since Kamerion Wimbley in 2006.Garrett, 21, did not attend the draft, opting instead for a watch party in Arlington, Texas.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about his retirement
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke out about his retirement, saying, "I don't want to let anybody down," and opened up about his concussion and his relationship with his father in an interview with ABC News."I know people would love me to race forever," Earnhardt, who announced earlier this week that he will retire at the end of this year, told ABC News. "But there comes a time when ... you have to make certain tough decisions about your career, and your life, and when it’s time to make a change, it’s...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/26/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUEToronto at St. Louis, postponedAMERICAN LEAGUEChicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 2Cleveland 7, Houston 6Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4, 11 InningsSeattle 8, Detroit 0N.Y. Yankees 3, Boston 1Texas 14, Minnesota 3L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 5NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 9, Cincinnati 4Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 5Philadelphia 7, Miami 4Atlanta 8, N.Y. Mets 2Washington 11, Colorado 4San Diego 8, Arizona 5San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 3, 10 inningsNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWashington 103, Atlanta 99Boston 108, Chicago 97NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSNashville 4, St. Louis 3Edmonton 5, Anaheim 3 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights...
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Maria Sharapova returns from doping ban
Adam Pretty/iStock/Thinkstock (STUTTGART, Germany) -- After 15 months, Maria Sharapova is back.The one time world number 1 faced off against Roberta Vinci in front of a sellout crowd at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany taking the match 7-5, 6-3 after a shaky start. Wednesday's match was the Russian's first since losing to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Australian Open, and her first match on clay in nearly two years.Last year, Sharapova tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. She had her initial two-year ban reduced to 15 months. Sharapova said at the time that she...
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